City Paper is not for tourists
For the haters, Nguyen also explains how the seemingly bizarre concept actually supports sustainable farming:
Tattoo artists sometimes use what they call “practice skin (synthetic), or fruit (like oranges) to practice with, before they ink actual skin. So the purpose being for whether it’s a complicated piece or for apprentices — you get the idea. Veterans and the “old school” way of practicing and training however, is to use pig skin that you’d simply buy from the butcher, etc.
In our case, instead of throwing what would be a canvas away, we’re going to use it and turn it into a beautiful dinner, that brings different talents together, and all for a great cause. In particular, this reinforces Ba Bay and Bev Eggelston of EcoFriendly Food’s mission of good, humane, local and sustainable farming.